Candidates - why use a specialist recruitment consultant?

31/08/2017

Perfecting and tailoring your CV and cover letter, spending hours searching and applying for your next job…then there’s the interview preparation and feedback - it’s a daunting and time-consuming exercise finding and securing a new role.  Using a specialist recruitment consultant can provide a wide range of benefits for applicants, and help the whole process run smoothly and effectively.

A good recruitment consultant helps to guide you through the new job process, and understands the needs, wants and strengths of each of the candidates they work with.

When you work in partnership with a specialist recruitment consultant within their particular sector, you can trust that they have many years of experience and will ensure they have your best interests at heart; dedicated to finding and securing you a new position.

Recruiters have direct access to hiring managers, as well as in depth knowledge of the roles they are recruiting for, along with any previous interviews and downfalls that have occured from these. This means they are able to ensure that applicants are prepared the best that they can be and armed with knowledge to help them to (hopefully) succeed.

When you apply directly to a company you will only get the basic information about the interview process, and you could potentially also be going up against candidates who have had the benefit of an expert consultant guiding them with the inside knowledge of those little extra traits the hiring manager might be looking for, that are not as obvious from the job description. An agency that has been recruiting in a certain field over a long period of time will have seen every different position offered by the industry. They should be bona fide experts in their field and be in the best position to help and advise companies and employees.

At MVP Supply Chain Recruitment, we have over thirty years of experience within our specialist sectors, giving all of our candidates, and clients alike the reassurance that we are true experts. We are here to help guide and develop candidates looking for their next move with the right company, in the right role, and of course we also advise & support clients on their talent retention and attraction challenges. Indeed, we have worked repeatedly with many clients and candidates over the years. We pride ourselves in getting it right first time!

Some of the other key benefits of using a specialist recruitment consultant include:

  • Recruitment agencies are free of charge for candidates. They are working on request and are paid by their clients (companies). Therefore, there are no costs for you as a candidate.
  • You are getting help for free! Recruiters have an excellent knowledge of their market. They know which sectors and companies are forming exciting opportunities for people with your knowledge and expertise, and which expectations are realistic.
  • Recruiters have a large network. Therefore, they can often quickly get you in contact with interesting clients and projects.
  • Recruitment consultants have access to jobs that you as a job seeker often cannot see. They may have unique opportunities that aren’t available anywhere else.
  • Through many years of partnership with clients, agencies can be the first to hear about particular roles.
  • Recruitment consultants will follow up your application in the best way and gain feedback.
  • Salary negotiations can be done on your behalf.

Using a recruitment consultant when looking for your next position could really make all the difference. Our expert team at MVP supply chain recruitment will always give you honest and reliable advice.

We are long-standing experts in the supply chain and logistics sectors for a reason – why not get in touch today.

 

 

 

 

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